Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
2010 & 2016
Deltic class 55022 at Abbots Ripton
Deltic class 55022 at Abbots Ripton in 2010
A Deltic was back on the ECML with Spitfire Tours "The Capital Deltic" on 12th June 2010 with 55022 Royal Scots Grey. Just like the 1970s all over again. All that was needed was blue and grey mark ones and no wires
This West Coast class 57601 was on the rear of the "The Capital Deltic' above at Abbots Ripton in 2010
Class 36519 at Abbots Ripton in 2010
GBRf class 66721 at Abbots Ripton on the 12th of June 2010 at Abbots Ripton.
A down train with DVT 82225 leading at Abbots Ripton on on Saturday 27th of November 2010.
This 'East Coast' train was still in its 'National Express East Coast' colours apart from a small 'East Coast' logo on the white stripe.
National Express had only operated the InterCity East Coast franchise from December 2007 until November 2009 when it walked away.
Abbots Ripton in 2014'
DB class 66238 on the full steel from Scunthorpe to Dollonds Moor also on the 14th of June 2014 .
Virgin East Coast class 91101 in Flying Scotsman colours on the down fast at Abbots Ripton on the East Coast Main Line, on the 27th in June 2016
Class 321420 on the up fast at Abbots Ripton, on the 27th June in 2016.
Class 67010 on the up fast at Abbots Ripton, on the 27th June in 2016 with a Virgin East Coast set.
Abbots Ripton is a small village between Huntingdon and Peterborough. It had a station but this like most of the small stations on the ECML this was later closed.
Abbotts Ripton is better known for the wrong reasons because of the rail disaster here when a signal froze in the clear position on the 28th January 1876 which let an express passenger run into the rear of a coal train.
Today there are only three tracks here, the Up fast Down fast and Down slow.
There are now plans in place to put back Up slow